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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Cheat Sheet – March 31

Top DraftKings NBA value plays at every position for March 31.

Klay Thompson

Daily Fantasy Basketball is in full swing, which means each day XN Sports will have a column detailing advised plays and lineups for the remainder of the NBA season. For those familiar with DraftKings, their daily fantasy basketball is formatted differently this season. There is no multi-position eligibility, which makes it a bit harder to set your lineup.

For those unfamiliar with DraftKings, you are given $50,000 in cap space to select a pointguard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center, a guard, a forward, and a utility player. There are no points deducted for missed shots, which changes the strategy from other sites. To read the full scoring, click here. Keep in mind that a double-double awards a bonus, which can be the difference between cashing in and winning nothing.

Generally, the goal for value is at five times a player’s salary, plus five points. That brings a lineup to 290 fantasy points, which will cash each day.

Give DraftKings a shot, as there will be a few freeroll opportunities each night in Daily Fantasy Basketball. Click here to play.

Tonight’s featured contest:
-$80,000 prize pool.
– First place wins $5,000
– Only $3 to enter (FREE with first deposit)
– Top 6,155 finishing positions are paid.​
– Starts tonight at 7:30 PM EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 8 players
– Roster Format: 1 PG, 1 SG, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 C, 1 G, 1 F, 1 Utility

Remember, when you sign-up on DraftKings, use the promo code: XN.

Each position will have a few guys that we like for each night, ranked from top to bottom in terms of value. To find these players, tools like usage rate, defense vs. position, injuries, minutes, and more are used.

(GPP-only play) – Means that these players are risk/reward. Play them only in tournaments, not cash games.

Be sure to read the notes at the bottom of this column, as it details things you do not want to miss.

There is a lot of news that will affect lineups tonight, stay informed before tip. To stay informed, use this for up to date injury news.

Point Guard

Chris Paul, LAC $9,600

Stephen Curry, GSW $9,300 (GPP-Only)

Reggie Jackson, DET $8,700

George Hill, IND $7,500

Cheap Plays:

Shelvin Mack, ATL $3,300

Shooting Guard

Klay Thompson, GSW $7,100

Dwyane Wade, MIA $7,600

J.J. Redick, LAC $6,500

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, DET $5,900 (GPP-Only)

Cheap Plays:

Kent Bazemore, ATL $4,200

Small Forward

Kawhi Leonard, SAS $8,100

Andre Iguodala, GSW $4,600

Matt Barnes, LAC $5,200

Harrison Barnes, GSW $4,900

Cheap Plays:

No cheap plays at small forward tonight.

Power Forward

Blake Griffin, LAC $8,600

Draymond Green, GSW $7,500

Tim Duncan, SAS $6,700

Cheap Plays:

Udonis Haslem, MIA $4,400

Boris Diaw, SAS $4,200

Elton Brand, ATL $3,200


Andre Drummond, DET $8,900

Brook Lopez, BKN $7,800

Andrew Bogut, GSW $4,700

Cheap Plays:

Mike Muscala, ATL $3,400

Tiago Splitter, SAS $4,500


-€“ The Hawks are expected to rest some starters, be sure to keep tabs on that.

-€“ Do not forget to play the $3 contest, which can be found here.

– Be sure to keep up with inactives here.

If you have any questions or concerns leading to tip, let me know on Twitter @JoshCollacchi.

*Keep an eye on the inactives, as things in the NBA change at the last second. Good luck tonight.

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